library 2.0

Open Library Demonstration Screencast

10 minute read

Earlier this week, Aaron Swartz of the Internet Archive announced the demonstration website of the Open Library project, a new kind of book catalog that brin...

“iTunes U” for Libraries?

1 minute read

A recent posting in the Chronicle of Higher Education "Wired Campus" section describes the new iTunes U portal, "a spot on the site that will collect college...

Information Explorers versus Editors

less than 1 minute read

A post by Bill Harris at "Dubious Quality" with the title Information got caught up in my Technorati filter for disruptive change in libraries. Geoff Engels...

Creating Participatory Digital Libraries

4 minute read

"Participatory Digital Libraries" is the name of a talk Paul Jones, Director of ibiblio.org, gave this morning at OCLC's Kilgour Auditorium. Known as "The P...

Survey on Library Professional Perceptions

1 minute read

Jenny Emanuel, Electronic Services Librarian at University of Central Missouri, posted an invitation to complete a survey on how library professionals think ...

Can You Hear Me Now? DLTJ as a Podcast

2 minute read

Update 19-Jan-2011: I've decommissioned this service. Talkr seems to be unavailable, and I haven't had time to find a replacement. If reading the thoughts o...

JPEG2000 for Digital Preservation

4 minute read

Last month was an interesting month for discussion and news of JPEG2000 as an archival format. First, there was a series of posts on the IMAGELIB about the ...

Services in a Service Oriented Architecture

10 minute read

This post is the second in a series about the application of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) system design pattern to library services. The first po...

Can Google be Out-Googled?

7 minute read

I have been heard to remark to other librarians on occasion a comment along the lines of "Don't fear Google; Don't Chase Google; Let's Out-Google Google!" ...

Disruption in Publishing

1 minute read

Last week's Chronicle of Higher Education Review had an opinion piece by Kate Wittenberg, director of EPIC (Electronic Publishing Initiative at Columbia) wit...